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Sometimes I come back! Anna in her wonderland on an Italian Christmas late edition and the mid January (non) New Year Resolution!!

12 Jan

Dear Readers

Sometimes I come back as you can see, I know it has been a while with Christmas, the holidays, the vacation and all that but I am finally back, luckily just for a month, I can’t already bare how cold is back here, I am more a sunny & hot weather type of girl, 100% more Miami than Brighton Beach!

I had such a great and amazing time back home in Italy to celebrate Christmas with my family and my friends, they were 8 full days of fun, laughter, shopping trips, lunches and dinners and lots of dancing in the clubs around my hometown of Bergamo, I felt like 18 again! It is so crazy how just a week spend with the people you love most that unfortunately due to the circumstances I don’t see that often recharged my batteries and gave me a massive energy boost to keep going, so glad to have such great family and awesome loving friends in my life!!!

Touched down back in the Kingdom it was time to celebrate with my husband and leave the cold behind for the sunny shores of Miami, our favourite place on earth, where we just enjoyed hanging out, sunbathing, swimming, eating and drinking, walking the neighbours’ dog (I have the new role of Floridian dog sitter to a gorgeous 7 months old golden retriever), getting the boat ready for the February trip and having fun!!

I have been reading a lot on social media recently about New Year’s resolution…is that me but this year it seems a bit gone too far…I mean so many people are talking about it non-stop…and will they actually “obey” to their NY’s vows? Of course everybody (apart me) feels a bit fat after all the overindulging during the Christmas holidays but a bit of control and a bit of exercises will get everything and everybody back in track, without any drama and without becoming a body builder or a fitness fanatic for a few weeks!

So pleased of my fast burning metabolism, in Italy I must admit all I ate was pasta, tons of pizza and I couldn’t resist to focaccia when I drove down to the Riviera for the day…lots of veggie too but just such a different diet to what I normally cook and eat here…and within 3 days 2kg were gone, where I do not really need to lose weight!! The secret is just happiness and moderation, in everything, and stop going on with all new year’s resolution bullshit, have fun & be happy!

With Love

The view of the Riviera, happiness from the balcony

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (2)Santa has forgotten his laundry!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (4)Saturday night dinner party with friends, amazing times!

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (5)My diet, pasta, pizza, sleep, repeat!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (9)Moscow mule at Marc Jacobs’?AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (10)Thigh high boots nightAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (17)My gorgeous friend arianna, shame anita couldn’t come! A power

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (6)Excelsior Milano, shopping day!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (7)Carrie will you marry me? Those Manolos!!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (8)My beautiful hometown BergamoAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (26)Beautiful zona Brera in MilanoAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (30)

Flower powerAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (31)Ceresio 7 Milano, rooftop aperitif, even in December!

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Christmas day finally reunited with my niece Martina!

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (36)And to burn some calories, let’s go clubbing on Christmas nightAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (37)Clearly we weren’t’ the only ones there!

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (38)My poor shoes used to be cleaned before being washed with Belvedere vodka!

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (39)My favourite peopleAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (40)From Milano via Brighton to Miami, here we go!

AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (41)First happy hour in Key BiscayneAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (42)Followed by my first day craving, cuban food!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (43) New Year’s eve, party! AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (45)Still squeezing in my dress despite the tonnes of lobster mac and cheese at NYE!

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Ready for our date night at Cecconi Miami BeachAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (53)

Easy friday night? Let’s cycle to the restaurant in the neighborhood  AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (49)

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Chilling sundaysAnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (51)

My new mate, Cody!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (52)

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After a long day, nothing can beat a moijto by the pool, cheers to that!AnnainherwonderlandLateXmas&NYpost 2014 2015  (56)

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I’m sorry if I’m not so cheerful sometimes, I hope I am not upsetting someone! Another day in my wonderland of muscular pain

7 Feb

According to my husband, the post I wrote yesterday was funny but he asked me to write a more cheerful one today…I cannot control my mood swings I’m afraid, I just write following how I feel day by day (I don’t even have pms right now so I don’t know what he means…)!

By the way I’m not very cheerful today, I thought joining the gym was going to makes me happy and fit…well had the moment unfortunately it gave me only muscular pain in chest and back, so from today on my menu I will have lots of ibuprofen (3 times a day) for at least five days, and no exercise at the gym for my arms … thanks bloody rowing machine!

So that’s why I am drinking my sorrows away with Ceylon tea and ibuprofen all day…thanks!

The only consolation is my cooking is getting better and better apparently, last night I made a mushrooms, tomatoes and cheddar soup and it was very successful, what’s on the menu tonight?

While I work from my desk upstairs I thought about…lasagne! And of course when you propose to someone: Shall we eat pasta tonight or shall I cook lasagne? I can see the shape of lasagne in my husband’s eyes like Scrooge Mcduck….by the way Paperon de Paperoni in Italian sounds better!!!

So…let’s go again to the supermarket then!

By the way…I cannot get rid of this song from my brain today…I know I don’t agree with toyboys as you have already discovered while reading my blog, but I do love boybands! Here we are with…

Cause you’ve got that one thing

So get out, get out, get out of my head
And fall into my arms instead
I don’t, I don’t, don’t know what it is
But I need that one thing…silly me!!!

I surrender…

17 Sep

I couldn’t believe I slept 13 hours last night, when I woke up at 12.10 I thought, where am I? What time is it? Which side of the Atlantic am I right now? And after I saw out of the window the fields and the rain and I understood I’m back home unfortunately! After a very late start of the day, I made nice and simple pasta for lunch (or brunch, or breakfast whatever you want to call it),  we had a nice family day out looking at cars to buy for me next year when my beloved Smart (sigh) will go back to the Smart dealer… A3 convertible, A1 or TT coupe…I just want a car to drive around, I don’t pretend nothing too fancy!

The day started a bit chilli, well I mean from 12 pm on it wasn’t very nice but around 5pm got a bit better and sunny so I took some pictures in the sunny garden, what a big difference between the panorama here and in Miami Beach! From havaianas flip flops to Ugg boots, BIG DIFFERENCE!!

Traditional Saturday night today…Indian dinner out tonight, as the kids like it, blockbuster movies and I hope another 12 hours sleep!!! Have a great weekend you all.

Summer is over, Night in, bottle of wine and good food

30 Aug

5PM

Today in Brighton the sky has been grey and full of clouds, the temperature dropped down and for some strange reason it feels already autumn. After the very nice long weekend away I’m happy to be back home, look forward a nice dinner for us and just chill out watching  TV and maybe have an early night, the journey to come back to shore by boat yesterday left me with some bruises and the feeling I’ve been beaten up, not good! I should cheer myself up with a nice bottle of wine and some good food, possibly comfort food! Tonight I feel like I want chorizo, and porcini mushrooms… Let’s google them and see what’s coming up…

9PM

A good bottle of white wine and some simple ingrendients, pasta, fresh tomatoes, porcini mushrooms, chorizo a just a bit of red winegar… I love when Kim (yes, my husband has a name 🙂 ) tastes what I cook for dinner and say MMMMMMMMMMM… It makes me happy!!!

Shall whe finish the bottle of wine and we watch  CSI MIAMI? It sounds like a plan, good night to everyone.

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